Will Bountygate/concussions affect anything?
The NFL suspended Saints coach Sean Payton (pictured) for the entire season following an investigation that found some Saints defensive players were paid to put hard hits on opponents in an effort to injure them. It's possible other teams had similar bounty systems set up, but they're likely to be gone now league-wide. A greater attention has been paid to concussions recently and the health problems they cause, punctuated by Junior Seau's suicide. Will teams cut down on rough play? Will the league issue even more fines?